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Lawrie McKinna appointed Chair RDA Central Coast
5 February 2021
Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks has congratulated Lawrie McKinna on his appointment as Chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central Coast. The former Mayor for Gosford City Council and regional sporting leader was officially appointed to the position by Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Hon Nola Marino with effect from 1 January 2021. Mr McKinna said that he is  committed to supporting the organisation in its ongoing efforts to grow t...
Gosford Erina Chamber launches Music in Gosford project
5 February 2021
In a move that will see Gosford CBD become a Music City with the branding Gosford Beats, an initiative of the Gosford Erina Business Chamber, the inaugural meeting of Gosford restaurants was held on 22nd January to inform them of the Chamber's plans and to get buy-in from the operators. The Chamber's plans are to develop a live music culture in the Gosford CBD making it a living and exciting city for a new demographic of residents that are moving in as a wave of residential apa...
Our annus horribilis
14 December 2020
It started with the most devastating bush fire season in history although for our region it could have been much worse. By February storms and floods in early February saw parts of Wamberal Beach and North Entrance beach washed away and all around the lakes extensive flooding causing the Government to declare a natural disaster. And came COVID-19 that saw the state locked down and borders, state and international, closed. That was March and it went on until June and beyond that too. ...
Trevor Hargreaves - Central Coast Shopfronts & Architectural Windows Do it once, do it well
14 December 2020
Trevor Hargreaves was still a teenager when he won his first award in window manufacturing. Presented by the Gosford Rotary Club when he was working for Sterland Brothers at West Gosford, 'Do it Once, Do it Well'. The trophy still takes pride of place amongst others in Trevor's office 41 years later. More significantly, it represents a core value he has upheld throughout his career and business journey and one he has always expected of his team. Celebrating 33 years in bus...
No money to pay wages Minister appoints Interim Administrator
14 December 2020
It took a crisis that saw Central Coast Council unable to pay the wages bill that forced Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock MP, to "Suspend" Central Coast Council and appoint an "Interim" Administrator to take control of what now appears to have been a totally dysfunctional organisation. The appointment of Dick Persson AO, a career public servant and local government administrator with over 40 years' experience, for a three month term that could be exte...

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